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From Matt Sergeant <>
Subject Re: Coldfusion vs. apache/mod_perl
Date Thu, 06 Jul 2000 07:45:05 GMT
On Wed, 5 Jul 2000, Bas wrote:

> Hi all,
> this is probably gonna be a longish one. It's about coldfusion vs. the
> combination of apache/mod_perl, I'm hoping to find some people on the list
> who have some experience with both, and who maybe faced a similar question.
> I've been searching the Net for a few days now to find opinions, but espec.
> in comparison to the apache/mod_perl combo, I couldn't find that much.
> Some intro: I work for a content syndication company; basically, we receive
> tons of different newsfeeds, we classify the content, both manually as well
> as automatically (based on fulltext and metadata queries), we add some extra
> content if it's not in the incoming data (for instance, we create a smaller
> version of a news story so it reads better on a WAP device), then we have
> quite a bit of distribution options: we do HTML, plain text, XML, using
> transports such as FTP, e-mail, HTTP Post, as well as host the news which
> customers can include dynamically in their website.

You sound like you need to check out AxKit - it would probably fit your
needs perfectly. Your templating needs are delivered using XSLT or
XPathScript or XMLNews::HTMLTemplate, caching is taken care of, as is
dynamic content (using XSP) and database queries (using the XSP SQL

Take a look - hopefully you'll be impressed ;-)

BTW: I'll be giving a 2 hour talk on AxKit at ApacheCon Europe in October.


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